NEWSTOEBOOK – a new way to get your RSS feeds

I've just come across a new website that will turn RSS feeds into an ebook. It's called, appropriately enough, NEWSTOEBOOK. You can use it to make Epub or Mobi ebooks from almost any RSS feed, and soon you'll be able to gather tweets, too.

BTW, Feedbooks used to provide a similar ability, but they stopped for some reason. I'm glad I found a replacement.

I've tried this with a couple blogs, and for the most part it works well. The ebooks are well formatted, there's a TOC, and in general it's a decent read. But there are a couple not so good points. All the images were converted to grayscale, and there was no need for that. I'm reading it on a laptop, so the lack of color was a disappointment. Also, I looked but did not see a self update button built in to the ebook. That would have been nice to have.

But it's only fair that I point out that NEWSTOEBOOK is still under development, and I'm sure it will improve as time goes by. If it ever gets to the point where I don't have to go back to the website each time, it's going to be very useful.

NEWSTOEBOOK

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

4 Comments

  1. Andrys12 March, 2011

    Have you tried kindlefeeder.com ?

    Can selected a number of them to make a daily combined book with TOC .

    Others like Calibre. But, maybe it doesn’t do the images. I don’t think kindlefeeder does either but I haven’t used it for awhile so I don’t know.

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    1. elmonica12 March, 2011

      “Can selected a number of them ”

      My first question was whether I can select the articles using this service.

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    2. Nate the great12 March, 2011

      Thanks. I hadn’t seen that one.

      Reply
  2. dunedenisip12 March, 2011

    I use Calibre to create mobi file using RSS; it has already over 800 recipes for different sites.

    Reply

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